In Wisconsin, it's okay to fire warning shots?

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    In Wisconsin, it's okay to fire warning shots?

    In the Milwaukee area, no less... I've been led to believe that Milwaukee is, like Madison, a liberal bastion... Apparently they are liberal with firearm safety... Or something?

    Story: http://wauwatosa.patch.com/groups/po...burglary-chase

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    Good to know... I guess.

    I would have thought it would be the other way around and the DA would be throwing the book at said homeowner.

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    Looks to be a crowded little slice of the Milwaukee 'burbs, there: click.

    Maybe it's a recognition of what used to be true: protecting yourself against violent threats if fine, so long as no innocents get harmed. Not that I agree with the general concept of firing into the air, within a "busy" part of town, not at all. But it's nice to see someone seeking to do good isn't strung up by the toenails simply because of protocol and zero tolerance. Perhaps it's a sign.
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    Please excuse me I'm not trying to be rude, but this fellow that did the shooting should be locked up. Milwaukee is not the kind of place that you should fire bullets in the air. If they go up, they come down and there's a good chance something or someone will get hurt. The article said the shooter chased a man who was RUNNING AWAY. Said nothing about firing warning shots in that scenario. The only thing this guy did right was stop at the border of his property. This is a perfect example of what not to do with a weapon. I'm pretty disgusted after reading this article and to think it happened in my home state. I need some Spotted Cow and cheese.
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    Ale Asylum trumps New Glarus...but thanks for keeping it local. :)

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    Maybe his "warning shots" were just misses.
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    As one who lives in the metro Milwaukee area...it's a liberal bastion...not quite to the extent of Madison, though.

    Frankly, I'm surprised the shooter didn't go down on charges here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Str8upguy View Post
    Please excuse me I'm not trying to be rude, but this fellow that did the shooting should be locked up. Milwaukee is not the kind of place that you should fire bullets in the air. If they go up, they come down and there's a good chance something or someone will get hurt. The article said the shooter chased a man who was RUNNING AWAY. Said nothing about firing warning shots in that scenario. The only thing this guy did right was stop at the border of his property. This is a perfect example of what not to do with a weapon. I'm pretty disgusted after reading this article and to think it happened in my home state. I need some Spotted Cow and cheese.
    There is always a chance the bullet could have come down on a liberal...that would be fine with me.
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    Drawing your gun and firing into the air is not self defense, it's irresponsible. I don't understand how this guy is not being charged for public endangerment or something. If he shot at the guy and missed is one thing, but to shoot into the air is idiotic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Str8upguy View Post
    Please excuse me I'm not trying to be rude, but this fellow that did the shooting should be locked up. Milwaukee is not the kind of place that you should fire bullets in the air. If they go up, they come down and there's a good chance something or someone will get hurt. The article said the shooter chased a man who was RUNNING AWAY. Said nothing about firing warning shots in that scenario. The only thing this guy did right was stop at the border of his property. This is a perfect example of what not to do with a weapon. I'm pretty disgusted after reading this article and to think it happened in my home state. I need some Spotted Cow and cheese.
    I gotta agree with you on this one. What goes up must come down... One of the people who commented left this link:

    Seven-year-old boy dies after being hit by stray bullet fired into the air as he walked to July 4 fireworks display | Mail Online

    I just really can't think of any scenarios where firing into the air would be a good idea.
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    If I was to fire a warning shot it would be COM plain and simple. If the BG was running away I would not fire.
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    Was the guy with the gun named Yosemite Sam, buy any chance? And was he chasing a wascally wabbit and yelling tarnations for the whole town to hear?
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    Ammo is too expensive for warning shots. If I miss, consider that your warning shot.
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